Last month, a financial advisor sent Matthew Backus an unusual email.

She offered him a free trip for two to the Maldives. The Republic of Maldives comprises more than 1000 coral islands in the Indian Ocean.

My wife and I went last year. It has perfect beaches and warm, turquoise waters. Snorkelers can swim with whale sharks and giant turtles. There are more than 2000 species of fish.

It’s on plenty of bucket lists.

Matthew and his wife are educators. They live in Dubai.The Maldives would have offered a nice break from their giant urban sandbox.

He just needed to introduce the financial advisor to some of his friends.

All she wanted in return was a list of ten names that included emails and phone numbers.

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